Caramel Apple Spritz

This caramel apple spritz is an easy low-alcohol cocktail made with sweet vermouth, prosecco, and sparkling apple cider. It’s autumn in a glass. Cheers!

A wine glass filled with ice, amber liquid, a little foam on top, and an apple fan garnish.

Adapted from Danielle Centoni | Just a Spritz | Artisan, 2022

So easy to make and so delicious, this smooth and easy autumnal prosecco spritz pairs the bright juiciness of apple cider with the rich caramelly flavor of Carpano Antica sweet vermouth. If you have it, a drizzle of cinnamon syrup would be an unnecessary but thoroughly delicious addition.–Danielle Centoni

Apple Spritz FAQs

How do I make cinnamon syrup?

Combine 1 cup each water and granulated sugar and bring to a simmer, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Add 4 cinnamon sticks and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool completely, for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours. Remove the cinnamon sticks and use the syrup as desired.

What are bitters?

Bitters are spirits made from a neutral spirit that’s been infused with herbs, spices, fruits, roots, tree bark, and other botanicals. The first bitters to be mass produced – Angostura – was marketed as a medicinal tonic in the mid-1800s before becoming a popular addition to alcoholic beverages.

Can I use regular apple cider for this recipe?

You can absolutely use regular apple cider, just know that your cocktail won’t be as effervescent and bubbly as the written version.

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Caramel Apple Spritz

A wine glass filled with ice, amber liquid, a little foam on top, and an apple fan garnish.

This fall version of the classic prosecco spritz combines sparkling apple cider, sweet vermouth, and prosecco. It’s a low-alcohol, easy-drinking cocktail that you’ll come back to all autumn long.

Danielle Centoni

  • Fill a wineglass three-quarters full of ice.

  • Pour the vermouth, prosecco, and sparkling apple cider over the ice.

  • Gently stir to combine. Add the bitters and garnish with the apple fan, if desired.

Caramel Apple Spritz Mocktail

For a zero-proof drink, fill a wineglass three-quarters full with ice. Combine 3 ounces (90 ml) sparkling apple cider with 3 ounces (90 ml) Lurisia chinotto over the ice. Add 1/4-ounce (7 ml) vanilla simple syrup and a squeeze of lemon, or more to taste. Add bitters and garnish with apple fan, if desired.

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 88kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 9g (3%)Protein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 107mg (3%)Fiber: 0.1gSugar: 6g (7%)Vitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 10mg (1%)Iron: 0.3mg (2%)

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Originally published September 23, 2022

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